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Saturday, March 31, 2012

It's moving forward

After a few minor setbacks with what I'm doing, I think I have devised a solution that will work with what I have to deal with. It was in front of me the whole time but I never realized that it would be possible not to look at the bigger picture. Anyways, I will tell you what I'm doing as of right now once I've gotten it done and (almost) ready to be released.

I'm also thinking of writing an ebook about an unemployed man who goes to work as a data analyst in Hell. Since he has a desk job and does not have to "work in the field", his workplace is air conditioned. He also discovers that Hell uses 100% renewable energy. The pay is in blood and there are two main commodity exchanges: blood vs USD and blood vs printer ink (guess which one is more valuable). Oh, and did I mention that it's a democracy? Anybody can run for Satancy, and everyone gets a vote.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It turns out that I did go insane on Monday

Note: If you don't understand the title, read this post first. If you don't feel like reading old posts, you're forgiven.

Due to far too many events that were completely out of my control (I was desperately trying to save another project that some other people had completely dropped the ball on, it was a nightmare), my schedule was back-to-back and I had no time to work on the algorithm for the next app. I've figured out how to implement the filters and amounts of data that I will need to pull this strange calculation off. I am going to have to examine the most memory efficient for implementing it but I've got the design of it pretty much ready to go.

I will (likely) have it done by Friday at the earliest. As long as there are no more interruptions, I will get this thing released as soon as next month. Stay tuned.

Only two more days to Friday.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Update to previous post

Turns out that I might not have to take several weeks trying to get what I'm working on to work. I should have everything ready to go by Monday. Of course, something else could go wrong and delay my little project by another month. I'm not worried though. I'll find some more people to help me on this odd quest if it's needed.

In other news, have a good weekend!

PS: If I don't post on Monday, it's probably because I went insane from trying to solve a several century old problem. (yeah, what I'm doing right now is not easy)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday

As I'm writing this, it's about 5:00 PM and I just feel tired. It's been a long day of work, confusion, and jokes. While my day is not done yet (it won't be for another seven hours) I decided to stop working and type a blog post.

I'm currently working on an app that will cause a huge disruption to the way many people live their lives. It's going to be a post PC era (sadly, considering how much I like using traditional desktop PCs) and I'm trying to fill in a necessary need as we make this transition. Part of what I am working on might be hosted on the cloud (such as Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure).

Technologies aside, I've run into a few challenges working on the complete prototype. Some of the data that I'm still processing through is rather noisy screwed up. It's going to take a while before I can get some reasonably usable data from what I started out with. This really is a minor annoyance, since I can always consult others working through this is a dead end.

What exactly am I working on? I can't show you. It's going to be a while before I can tell you. Sorry
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mobile Apps

 Maybe I've mention this before, maybe I have not, but I am publishing mobile apps now! Currently, they don't make much money but I hope that will change in the future. There is not much to say about apps these days. People seem to want an app for everything now. The PC is (sadly) disappearing into the past.

I find apps to be a bit easier for an individual to produce and actually sell on his own. Typically, software takes a very long time with great risks. With the traditional development, it would take far too much time and is often out of date by the time it hits market.

I think that this is the future. To say that people will have towers on their desks will be quite unlikely in the future.

Friday, March 2, 2012

I completly forgot about this!

Nearly a year ago, I wrote (along with a few others) this short script on a WOW camp. (Yes, that's WOW, not POW) I remember reading a news article on it. I can't find that exact news article anymore but I did find the document on Google Docs (fun for collaborative work) I thought it was pretty funny so that's why I'm sharing it with you.

Scene: WOW camp, two prisoners on WOW and two prison guards, they bring in Bernie Madoff...

Guard 1: Bring in the prisoner!

Guard 2: Here he is!

Guard 1: Isn’t this Bernie Madoff?

Madoff: I’m innocent! I didn’t steal any money!

Guard 2: Bullshit

Guard 1: That’s okay; just play world of warcraft for us

Madoff: Wait… What!?!?!?!?